Kaila George

Rookie - 502 Points (20 October 1962 / New Zealand)

Why Do Children Want To Grow


Why do Children
of now adays
Want to grow so fast
to look grown up
to think grown up
But still be a child at heart
I would live my childhood
OVER again just to be a child
to have pure heart
Pure minds, pure dreams
Instead of a childhood of distain
To play without a care
And see the magic of Mother Nature
And use imagination
To dance on rainbows
And white fluffy clouds
To play hide and seek
In the candy land of our dreams
To ride on unicorns
And sprinkle fair dust
To take a flight in
A midsummer dream
Why would children of today
Pass all this by
Just to be grown up
In a world like ours
Why lose the innocence
Of childhood sweet dreams
Just to rush into
The uncertainty of life
Why bypass your childhood
Just to be an adult of today
only to yearn the loss
of you childhood of yesterday

Submitted: Monday, January 23, 2012
Edited: Monday, March 12, 2012

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Cosmic Dreamer (2/4/2012 7:42:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem... But in truth, were we any different at that age? ... As a kid I too craved to be older, yet I would happily relive my childhood again... If I could know what I know now... Well... I would be a force to be reckoned with... I enjoyed this poem a lot... (Report) Reply

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